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Hey folks new to site and to woodworking . I have a Grizzly router table the router insert is 9 x 12 it cracked while trying to install a router underneath. I am planning on getting the Triton 3 1/4 hp router and will need a plate capable of supporting . So my question is before I just reorder the replacement 9 x 12 router mounting plate or board is what they call it. I believe it's 3/8" thick. If I can't get something that big is there a way of still using the standard size plates I see like Kreg has the opening has a rabbit that holds the plates and leveler pins go off of it. Thank you in advance for help
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Hello and welcome to router forum.
A lot of people on here are using the grizzly plate never heard anybody else say they had a problem with them

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Ok the first one broke from user error. I will stick with the one it came with since cheap
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My triton is mounted in a Woodpecker plate. It is a bit thicker than other plates, so you might need to get the template to rout out the opening a bit. It also has a twist lock insert that makes it easy to use. I got it after watching Marc Sommerfeld in one of his instructional videos. I have a Rockler table which is about 1 1/4 inch thick and decided to glue on a little reinforcement under the table to avoid any sagging. That TRA001 is a beefy machine. And the built in lift is terrific, just be careful removing the spring for under table use. Here is a video he made so you can see the setup.

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My Triton is mounted in a Kreg plate. It came with the hole for the wrench pre drilled. I like that. Mine is not mounted in the table. It just sits there. When I don't need it, I lift the whole thing out and put a cover plate over the hole so the table can be used for other things.
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I have the Grizz plate on a 3 1/2 hp Hitachi and no problems, I think you may have over tightened the mounting screws? Like Mike mine just sits in the table, that way if I want to take it out and do some edge routing it works like an offset plate.
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Welcome to the forum.

I use generic plates for my Triton routers (and and Oak Park plate) and have never had one crack. You must have given it a hell of a whack......?
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Incra magnalock is another great alternative but expensive like all Incra products. Made from aluminium and is rock solid. Like you I have been shopping around for a good insert. Decided on Kreg because I love Kreg products but would have been happy with Woodpeckers or Incra.
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Mike, my lift and plate is a Jessem. The ring set came with a solid one. Wouldn't that be easier than lifting the router out?

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